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20th Anniversary in 2022 at Majestic View-General Info
New exhibits, new programs, and new ways to connect with nature are happening now at Majestic View Nature Center. The Nature Center is celebrating 20 years of environmental education and stewardship as part of the City of Arvada’s Vibrant Communities & Neighborhoods worksystem. Since opening in 2002, Majestic View staff and volunteers have impacted over 300,000 people at programs, festivals, interactive exhibits and field trips.
As 2022 warms up, the Nature Center will be celebrating it’s mission to “inspire environmental learning and interpretive connections” across 4 events; celebrating our connections with our Earth, connections with our trails, connections with our garden pollinators, and connections with our community. Each event is free and family friendly with interactive activities, interpretive stations, volunteer opportunities and more.
In addition to celebrations, the Nature Center is focused on innovating more inclusive and interactive ways to connect with visitors through the variety of exhibits. Beginning in 2022, exhibit updates will begin to appear in and around the Nature Center that is free for visitors to check out. The Nature Center is open year-round to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 10 to 3.
Earth Day Celebration 4/23-Event Info
Every day is Earth Day when you’re a certified Tree City, but once a year we come together to celebrate the official Earth Day! This year’s family-friendly event on Saturday, April 23 from 9 to noon will include:
- Educational booths
- Tree planting (weather-permitting)
- Trash cleanup competition
- Rain Barrel giveaway
- Poster contest winner announcement
- And more!
Explore the leafy side of nature with fun activities, meet community and City partners, ask questions about your trees, and get outside with the whole family.
Looking for a free family-friendly #EarthDay activity? Discover fun booths and join our volunteer community on Saturday, April 23 from 9 to noon in the pollution patrol of the park. Every bag of litter picked up in the park enters to win a free rain barrel! Find out more details online at majesticviewnc.org.
Arvada Trails Day 6/4 Event Info
An annual tradition at Majestic View since first opening on Trails Day in 2002, Arvada Trails day celebrates the trails that take us to new places and connect our communities to each other. From bike rides to nature walks, everyone can find trails that brings them closer to nature in Arvada.
This year, Majestic View is completing the soft trail loop around Oberon Lake. Volunteers of all ages and groups are welcome to partake in this trail project before getting refreshed with fellow trail-enthusiasts. Guests can also learn more about Arvada’s trails, enjoy a nature walk, take the trail passport challenge and more while they meet our amazing community connected through trails.
Pollinator Garden 6/18-Event Info
Garden tours can be gorgeous, but have you ever attended from the perspective of a bee? Travel around Arvada to discover these native and pollinator friendly hubs to get inspired for your garden. While the Nature Center has many opportunities to meet and learn about out pollinators in public classes and a 25,000 square feet demonstration garden, you can discover some of the other pollinator homes and migration stops across Arvada.
This garden tour is specifically for gardens with native or regionally appropriate plants that support a variety of pollinators, from bees to butterflies to birds and beetles. Tour starts at the Majestic View where guests can pick up a tour map and explore the interactive elements within Majestic View garden.
Want a garden but not able to have one yourself? Volunteer and join a team of enthusiastic and amazing gardeners at Majestic View as they help innovate and maintain the certified wildlife habitat garden.
20 years of Nature Party 8/6-Event Info
The Nature Center has grown and accomplished some great things in the last 20 years, reaching over 300,000 community members. As our community continues to grow and include more people, new ideas and different experiences, the Nature Center strives toward connecting people to nature through interpretive experiences and making environmental learning fun. This would happen without the visitors, the volunteers, and the community support for programs, interactive exhibits and Arvada’s many parks and open spaces. So to celebrate, Majestic View wants to take you “behind the scenes” into the creation and the vision for the the Nature Center with a free, family-friendly festival.
All members of the community are welcome to join in the festivities at the Nature Center on Saturday, August 6. From nature play to crafts, partner booths, guided walks and more–come explore the park to discover new connections with our community and learn something new about Arvada’s natural spaces.
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The City of Arvada’s Majestic View Nature Center works with many organizations that support environmental education, from funding low-income schools to sponsoring program costs or exhibit updates. These sponsors have supported the Nature Center with over $1000:
The Rotary Club of Arvada